Practice Excellence Pioneers Leaderboard

Practice Excellence Pioneer Methodology

The Practice Excellence assessment represents a holistic method of comparing the capabilities of accounting firms around the world. Each of these firms scored in the top decile of all those who took part in the Practice Excellence (PE) assessment and, by this methodology, represent the best in the profession.

The business acumen of participating firms is identified across the four pillars of practice strategy, management, efficiency and growth. These pillars are an aggregate of the 12 areas of firm competency that influence a firm's overall proficiency:

  • Operations management
  • Business processes
  • Technology
  • Strategy adoption
  • Business strategy
  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Client management
  • Organizational management
  • Talent management
  • Change management

Excelling in each of these 12 areas — and their 4 overarching pillars — results in achieving Practice Excellence. When combined with firm revenue per employee, a Practice Excellence score provides a singular comparison for firms to compare themselves overall and by segments including geography and size.

To learn more, read how the Practice Excellence assessment was developed and download insights from the Practice Excellence Scorecard.

The Best of the Best in the Accounting Profession in the US

The Practice Pioneers leaderboard is a collaboration between AccountingWEB and Karbon to recognize and learn from the best-run firms in the US.

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The Top Accounting Firms in the USOur methodology

Sole Practitioner
Small Practice
Boutique Firm
Robert C Spencer, CPA

Based in Maryland

Kathryn Sharp, CPA

Dayton, TX

MSM Advisors, LLC

Lawrenceville, GA

the digital CPA

Based in Florida

SMD Consulting & Accounting, LLC

Based in Texas

CMH Advisors, PLLC

Dallas, TX

Marlandale LLC

Based in Texas


Based in Maryland

Calculated Moves

Based in South Carolina

Nawara Financial Advisors, Inc.

Based in Illinois

Patrick Accounting

Memphis, TN
Little Rock, AR

The Sharp Financial Group

Horsham, PA

Nth Degree CPAs

Seattle, Washington

Berndt CPA

Madison, Wisconsin

Bay Business Group

Falls Church, Virginia


Charlotte, North Carolina